Album Review – Shaun Kirk – Thank You For Giving Me The Blues

Album Review – Shaun Kirk – Thank You For Giving Me The Blues

Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

  The first thing that I love about the new year is the large assortment of new music on offer. 2012 sees the release of rising blues sensation Shaun Kirk. The sophomore release from Kirk entitled Thank You For Giving Me The Blues is to any blues lover going to top their list of album […]

Album Reviews – Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

Album Reviews – Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

I remember discovering the amazing sounds of Michael Kiwanuka, as if it was yesterday. I was streaming an episode of Jools Holland (whilst I was in England) and after watching Noel Gallagher in his new solo format, I heard the soft guitar and soulful vocals of Kiwanuka to a song called ‘I’m Getting Ready’. Upon […]

Album Reviews – Juan Alban – Too Long In Flight EP

Album Reviews – Juan Alban – Too Long In Flight EP

Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

Too Long in Flight, the latest EP from former Epicure frontman Juan Alban, is one solid set of songs. Since the farewell tour of Epicure that featured a show at the East Brunswick club, Juan has been hard at work on his first solo release. If there were to be another Epicure album, these tracks […]

Album Review – Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm

Album Review – Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm

Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

  Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm by Benjamin Francis Leftwich (BFL) is a good debut album. First discovering him on a recommendation from a friend whilst abroad last year, I was instantly hooked by the melodies of ‘Shine’ which was one of the main singles off the album. Having been named as album of the […]

Album Review – Ahab- Wits End

Album Review – Ahab- Wits End

Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

Since Mumford and Sons hit the scene in 2009 with their debut album ‘Sigh No More’, the Folk Rock Bluegrass Country music genre, has had resurgence with the popularity in their music. However, Mumford and Sons is not the only band to have been unearthed in recent times. One such example is Ahab. In 2010, […]

Album Review – Admiral Fallow – Boots Met My Face

Album Review – Admiral Fallow – Boots Met My Face

Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

I first discovered the Scottish folk sounds of Admiral Fallow, whilst I was living in London in the latter part of last year. On a tip from my friend who hails from the Isle of Wight, I was surprised by what I uncovered whilst listening to the main single ‘Squealing Pigs’ off their debut LP […]

Album Review – The White Stripes – Elephant

Album Review – The White Stripes – Elephant

Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

Kicking off with ‘Seven Nation Army’, (possibly one of the biggest hits of the past decade) Elephant by The White Stripes is to put it simply, is a rockin’ affair. Conceived at a sound check at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne in the early 2000’s, it became an instant worldwide smash and an anthem for […]

Album Review – Band Of Skulls – Sweet Sour

Album Review – Band Of Skulls – Sweet Sour

Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

Sweet Sour, the latest and sophomore release from British rock band Band of Skulls, from the very first note, develops on the sound they brought us with Baby Darling Doll Face Honey in 2009. Opening with the title track, you are immediately presented with a pounding rock riff that engrains itself in your mind and […]